World Haemophilia Day
On 17 April, haemophilia communities worldwide mark World Haemophilia Day (WHD) to help raise awareness and understanding of haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Together with these patient groups, Novo Nordisk also organises activities that emphasise the importance of haemophilia understanding and proper care.
Establishment of a patient association in Myanmar
Starting on WHD and through 2013 Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation raises funds to support the activities of an upcoming patient association in Myanmar. With only 150 people diagnosed among potentially thousands of people with haemophilia, the need for awareness and support is pivotal. Read more on Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation.
50 Years of Advancing Treatment for all
We are proud to partner with the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) in their WHD campaign. Focus is on the global need to ‘Close the Gap’ so that more people with haemophilia get access to the treatments they need. WHD 2013 will also mark the 50th anniversary of WFH and the global community is encouraged to join together through a video-sharing project to help educate about the need to sustain and improve care with the theme ‘Our aspiration for the next 50 years’. Please find the Novo Nordisk contribution on YouTube.
This is all part of our commitment to changing possibilities for people living with haemophilia so they can live the life they desire.
About World Haemophilia Day
Since 1989, patient groups worldwide have annually marked World Haemophilia Day on 17 April to raise awareness and understanding of haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. The date was chosen in honour of the World Federation of Haemophilia founder Frank Schnabel, who was born on that day.